Why you should try Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

Why you should try Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know that I love Obstacle Course Racing or OCR. Some people might also call it mud runs. I’ve started doing these runs in 2015 with a short 7km Spartan Sprint and immediately fell in love with it. I since have completed several Spartan Trifectas , Tough Mudders and other races. I love it so much, that I am now even doing Spartan Ultras or the grueling 24h World’s Toughest Mudder. But even if you are not as ambitious as me but only a weekend warrior here are three reasons why you should train for and run an Obstacle Course Race.

World's Toughest Muddet

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SMARTER Goal Setting – plus template

SMARTER Goal Setting – plus template

It is the holiday season, which also means the end of the year is near. Not only is it time to reflect on the past year, but also to set goals for the next one. But goal setting is not an easy task. The SMARTER goal setting technique can hopefully help you to pick the right goal and to achieve it next year.

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Everyday Hero Manuela Dietzinger: How to lose 60 pounds and become fit, fast and fearless

Everyday Hero Manuela Dietzinger: How to lose 60 pounds and become fit, fast and fearless

Are you trying to lose weight? Are you running to shed a few pounds? But are a bit lost? Don’t worry, I would be too. That’s why I have teamed up with my friend Manuela Dietzinger who runs in my OCR team Munich Elite Warriors and at Adidas Runners Munich. While I met her when she was already super fit and fast, I recently found out that she once weighed around 60 pounds more than she does today. And who should give better tips about sustainable weight loss than someone who has achieved exactly that.